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Rejected takeoff? Future of Orotina airport remains uncertain
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Rejected takeoff? Future of Orotina airport remains uncertain

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 16, 2019

When the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) announced a multi-million dollar investment to improve Costa Rica's airports, one location was notably absent. MOPT will dedicate more…

Condor will fly nonstop between Frankfurt and Costa Rica next year
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Costa Rica
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Condor will fly nonstop between Frankfurt and Costa Rica next year

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 6, 2019

German leisure airline Condor will fly non-stop between Frankfurt and Costa Rica beginning next year, the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) said. The route will commence in…

TBT: San José of decades past
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Throwback Thursday
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TBT: San José of decades past

The Tico Times - October 31, 2019

Before it became the park we know today, La Sabana was Costa Rica's first international airport. This photo shows what that looked like — and just how…

How Costa Rica’s first international airport became its biggest urban park
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Costa Rica
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How Costa Rica’s first international airport became its biggest urban park

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 28, 2019

Before it became Costa Rica's international airport, La Sabana was a large pasture with a small forest and a recreational lake. The land had been donated in…

Equipment failures causing missed approaches, cancellations at Costa Rica’s busiest airport
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Costa Rica
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Equipment failures causing missed approaches, cancellations at Costa Rica’s busiest airport

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 17, 2019

Issues with the instrument landing system, coupled with the rainy season weather, have caused numerous missed approaches and flight cancellations at Costa Rica's busiest airport. Fourteen flights…

Low-cost carrier Wingo now flies between Costa Rica and Colombia
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Costa Rica
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Low-cost carrier Wingo now flies between Costa Rica and Colombia

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 4, 2019

Low-cost carrier Wingo now offers direct flights between Costa Rica and Colombia. The budget airline, which is part of the same parent company as Copa, on Tuesday…

These are the domestic airports in Costa Rica receiving upgrades
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These are the domestic airports in Costa Rica receiving upgrades

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 22, 2019

Until recently, many of Costa Rica's domestic airports were little more than airstrips carved into the forest.  But the government is investing up to $160 million through…

Costa Rica announces infrastructure works in effort to boost economy
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica announces infrastructure works in effort to boost economy

The Tico Times - August 17, 2019

Costa Rica announced Friday a millionaire investment in airport infrastructure as a mechanism to boost the economy and generate jobs. The government, in partnership with the private…

One of world’s largest planes visits Costa Rica: Photos
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Costa Rica
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One of world’s largest planes visits Costa Rica: Photos

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 1, 2019

An Antonov An-124, among the world's largest planes, landed at Juan Santamaría International Airport in Costa Rica on Friday night. The Ukrainian cargo jet delivered a 30-ton…

Construction to begin on new terminal at Limón Airport
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Construction to begin on new terminal at Limón Airport

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 21, 2019

The airport in Limón will soon have a modern passenger terminal and is slated to receive several other upgrades as part of a nearly $3 million investment,…